SAPS in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape have been left stumped by the disturbing appearance of a human foot on the shores of a local beach. The discovery was made on Tuesday by a member of the public.
The grim finding has left authorities puzzled. They initially believed the incident could be tied to a perp who escaped their grasp earlier in November. An armed suspect ran towards the sea after attacking a police dog, and hasn’t been heard from ever since. But that’s not their guy…
Port Alfred police shocked by “floating foot”
SAPS did release a statement on the matter earlier on Wednesday. They’ve confirmed that the missing left foot was dressed in a black Nike trainer. Law enforcement have also asked any potential witnesses or those with knowledge of a missing person to come forward immediately:
“An inquest docket has been opened for investigation after a human left foot clad in a black “Nike” takkie washed ashore and was discovered by a local on Tuesday, 26 November 2019, in Port Alfred. Currently there are no outstanding missing persons reported in the area and neighbouring stations.”
“However, earlier this month a suspect who attacked one of our K9’s, Ounooi, fled towards the sea and a search was conducted with negative results. An appeal is made to those who may be able to assist with the investigation to contact the crime stop number on 08600 10111 or the Port Alfred SAPS on 046 604 2001.” SAPS statement
Police dog makes full recovery
Of course, there are few things grimmer than detached body parts and the abuse of a dog in the same story. But you’ll be pleased to know Ounooi has made a full recovery, and will be out on patrol again soon. Law enforcement officers in Port Alfred need all the help they can get to solve this mystery.
#sapsEC An inquest docket has been opened for investigation after a human body part washed ashore and was discovered by a local on 26/11, in Port Alfred. MEhttps://t.co/7fayGjuirM pic.twitter.com/nMKrlVYwWq— SA Police Service (@SAPoliceService) November 27, 2019